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Opposition Parties Reject Results as INEC declares PDP winner of Delta Senatorial by-election

By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu

Nigeria’s electoral body, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared Mr Emmanuel Aguariavwodo of the ruling peoples Democratic party PDP winner of the Saturday October 12th Delta Central Senatorial District bye-election.

Chief Emmanuel Aguariavwodo, Winner of PDP Delta senatorial by-election

Chief Emmanuel Aguariavwodo, Winner of PDP Delta senatorial by-election

The result, which was announced Sunday morning by the state Resident electoral commissioner, Gesila Khan, showed that Aguariavwodo polled a total of 263,024 votes, to defeat eight other candidates.

According to INEC, Mr Otega Enerhor of the All Progressives Congress, APC, scored 29,075 votes to clinch the second position.

Mr Ede Dafinone of the Democratic People’s Party, DPP, followed with 29,055 votes.

Meanwhile, all the Opposition parties that took part in the election have rejected the result, saying it does reflect the wish of the electorate.

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